Import and Export Clerk Jobs

Import and Export Clerk jobs involve working in individual Import and Export Clerk roles or as a Multimodal Clerk dealing with both import and export clerk functions. Export Clerks have to discover and satisfy the needs of overseas customers at a profit. Import Clerks seek out the most advantageous source for the goods they wish to import. There are a number of different jobs available in the industry for Import and Export Clerks including Export Supervisor and Manager.

Import and Export Clerk Job Description

Import and Export Clerks may be involved with researching and finding the right partner to trade with, negotiating with customers, often in a foreign language.  They are responsible for getting a license and paying for the goods, arranging for the inspection of the goods, arranging documentation and agreeing on final contracts and calculating what the goods will really cost.

Import and Export Clerks normally work regular office hours but may have to work overtime during busy periods.

Key to this role are good organisational skills, the ability to deal tactfully with customers, good negotiation skills, confidence with figures, an interest in economics, business and accounts and knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Import and Export Clerks can work for a range of organisations including freight forwarders, major retail companies, large industrial organisations, companies that import and export specialist goods, or organisations that supply services to overseas clients.

There are various ways of getting into an Import or Export Clerk role including joining straight from school with suitable GCSEs/S grades, through an apprenticeship, by taking a course with the Institute of Export or by studying for a degree.

They can sign up for various advancement courses with several professional bodies, such as the British Institute of Export. It is possible to be promoted from administrative posts to an Import or Export Clerk position, to a Supervisor and then Manager.

Contact the Freight & Logistics Division Team

Email the Freight & Logistics Division at freight@stafffinders.co.uk.

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  1. Planner

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Freight Forwarding

     
    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Planner to work for our Global Freight Forwarding client for their office base in the Renfrewshire area. This role will be an immediate start for the right candidate.
    You will be responsible for ensuring ‘assured supply’ from several European collection points delivering to ...

  2. Transport Planner

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Transport Planner

    Stafffinders are looking for an experiencedTransport Planner to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office base in the Renfrewshire area.

    We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals with International supply chain/vehicle planning experience (preferably with a multi-temperature background.) The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic ...

  3. Transport Planner

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £12.31 p/h

    Category: Transport Management / Admin

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office base in the Renfrewshire area.
    We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals with International supply chain/vehicle planning experience (preferably with a multi-temperature background.) The successful candidate will be joining a ...

  4. Export Clerk

    Location: Renfrew

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Import & Export Clerk

     
    An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Export Clerk in the Renfrewshire area. This role will be an immediate start for the right candidate.
    You will be responsible for ensuring all exported goods that are departing the business are processed on time and comply all regulations. You will be based ...